As a colorist for many years on Park Avenue in New York, I’ve worked with all sorts of women from celebrities to low-key beauties. I’ve learned some valuable tips and tricks that I’d like to share with you so you get exactly what you want from your hair color. Today, I want to let you in on the best approach for getting the perfect Balayage highlight.
The first thing you want to do is find an inspiration picture to show your colorist. When clients bring pictures to me, we take a good look at the picture as a whole. When you do this, you’ll see that the foundation for every look is the haircut. Pay attention! The truth is that unbalanced hair gives you unbalanced highlights.
When the hair is cut for Balayage, the ends should not be overly texturized. Highlights need a foundation for better color and pop. If your hair is layered too much, you’ll have holes between the layers and you won’t be able to create the extra brightness on your ends .
What’s more, if the hair is texturized too much the ends may tend to be dry. You can’t always blame the highlight or color for dryness!
Remember, If your hair is color-treated you may not be able to achieve your inspiration all in one day. I suggest starting with the cut to get a good shape. The next step is to add your highlights in moderation until you achieve your ideal color.
Good color doesn’t end when you leave the salon! Your home care helps you maintain inspirational color. My favorite home care products are Prive Shampoo and Conditioners for shiny beauty and moisture. To maintain tone, I recommend Christophe Robin Color Conditioners and his Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt. I hope you can learn from my years of experience as we head towards Summer. You’re going to want to shine.
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